The UCAR Center for Science Education has a collection of games and simulations related to weather, climate, atmospheric science, and space weather education. Test your knowledge with one of our games or gain a deeper understanding of earth science through a simulation.

We have also assembled a collection of additional games, simulations, and virtual labs from other sources.

Climate Sensitivity Calculator
This simple interactive shows how Earth's temperature rises as the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increases.
Compare IPCC Scenarios interactive
Compare graphs of past and possible future carbon dioxide emissions, atmospheric concentration of CO2 and average global temperatures during the coming century as provided by the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Antarctic Sea Ice Extent interactive - compare maps side-by-side
Compare maps side-by-side of sea ice extent in the Antarctic over several decades.
Compare Maps of Arctic Sea Ice
Compare maps side-by-side of sea ice extent in the Arctic over several decades.
Compare Regional Climate Maps interactive
Compare maps of future regional climate projections - temperature and precipitation.
energy choices
Help the Joules family make choices that keep their greenhouse gas emissions low.
Ruler of the World
You are now King or Queen of the World and your loyal subjects need your help. You must choose a new mix of energy sources to limit emissions while generating enough energy for your subjects and keeping costs low.
ENSO Sorting Game
Sort pictures of El Niño and La Niña conditions based on sea-surface temperatures.
The Very Simple Climate Model graph interface
Use this model to explore the relationships between carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere and our planet's average global temperature. Try out some "what if" scenarios to see how much our climate may warm during the coming century.
Tree Rings and Climate Timeline Simulation

Align tree ring cores to build a long chronology of climate history in this online interactive activity.

Tree Rings Paleoclimate Simulation
This interactive simulation lets you 'decode' tree ring patterns to learn about climates of the past.